Century Falcon FR Hole Openers
In the Rock Reaming world there are not many options to choose from when you are the owner of a small rig. In fact, many small rig contractors will not even bid on a job that requires drilling through rock due to the lack of Hole Opener options for jobs that encounter rock. In addition, Contractors do not have an option to easily switch from one cutting profile to another when conditions change down hole.
At Century, we heard this time and again from our customers. And we agreed with our customers, there should be something better out there that they can buy to get through a rock job and offer the flexibility to interchange from conical, chisel or milled tooth options. That is why we set our Engineering Team in motion to design a Hole Opener with a Field Replaceable option that would withstand the high rotational torque and pull forces required to fracture harder rock yet be light enough for the 50 – 200 class rigs.
Deploying the latest developments in software design, Finite Element Analysis, materials and manufacturing processes, our Engineering Team delivered this comprehensive turn-key solution in our new Falcon FR line of Hole Openers featuring Field Replaceable Assemblies. Based on the same performance driven design as our Gold Series Hole Openers, the Falcon FR Line of Hole Openers boast a solid body design. This is a critical feature as it virtually eliminates cutter flex, maximizing the energy directed at fracturing rock.
Mechanical Bolted Design
The Falcon FR stands out in the field with mechanically fastened Arm and Cone Assemblies. Utilizing our patented Mechanical Bolted Design, drillers can interchange Arm & Cone Assemblies right in the field – no welding required! Now one body can be used for multiple cutting profiles to handle any formations encountered on a job, reducing overall capitol expenses.
The Falcon FR Line of Hole Openers are available in 18″- 30″ FR with 12.5″ and 17″ Cones sizes available in TCI Conical, Chisel or Milled Tooth configurations. Thread Connections incorporate 5-1/2″ FHDS, 4-1/2″ I.F. (NC-50) and 3-1/2″ I.F. (NC-38) with Series 95 Nozzles from 10/32nds to 24/32nds. With the ability to go from Pilot Hole to 24″ in a single pass, our Falcon FR design puts you back in charge. It reduces your downtime, meaning more time in the hole which improves your bottom-line performance.
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